Designing Safety on Higher Ed Campuses: A CPTED Primer

Publication Date: 2017
Abstract: Florida Design Out Crime Association Director-at-Large Ed Book and Treasurer Ernie Long discuss crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in this webinar presentation. CPTED is an approach to deterring crime that creates a safer physical and built environment. This includes buildings, roads, parking lots, lighting, access control, maintenance, windows, entrances, signage, landscaping, sidewalks, and more. In the modern world, deterring crime and countering violent extremism requires a comprehensive approach. CPTED is about designing for safety and acts as a force multiplier. The presenters explores simple strategies and examples to make campuses safer and more secure while considering budget.